As long as he has a cooler with a freezer pack, then any meat that you cook during the week can be used instead of deli meats. Sliced up left-over steak, chicken, pork, or roast can be used in sandwiches or salads. There are pouch packs of tuna available that he can open and use, too. The low-carb wraps are good, and can be alternated with quinoa salad, or barley salad, or whole-grain pasta salad ... well, you get the idea.
I like to saute mushrooms, onions, almonds, and spinach together to add to whatever type of salad that I make. I've found that even the non-fans of veggies enjoy these for the added flavour (as long as I don't add too much). A few slices of peppers or tomato or dill pickles are often ok with them, too.
If he prefers a creamy dressing, then make it with yogurt instead of mayo, and keep it packaged separately to be added when he eats. An oil/vinegar type dressing can be put on earlier (although I personally still prefer to add it later).
Soups in a thermos are great, and some of the wide-mouthed thermoses can be used just as easily for casseroles, or fritattas, or scrambled eggs so that he can have some variety.
One thing to watch for, though, is that he is getting enough salt. It's pretty easy to dehydrate when doing physical labour in high heat, and it really is important to have some sodium intake to help retain water. There are more issues than sodium in most deli meats, but don't be afraid of just the salt.
Another thought is that his "usual" lunch sounds pretty sparse to me, considering that he's working hard. You might want to think about adding in a couple more snack items (something with lots of protein and some fats: cheeses, nuts, whole grain crackers with hummus, even protein bars or home-made high protein muffins). This might help him feel better through the working day, and not be in danger of the night-time munchies.
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